Shove Ha' Penny
Multicultural Games

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by Brynne, Ashley Germantown Academy 6th grade     1997

State the name of your game and why you chose it.

The game we researched was Shove Ha’ Penny. We chose the game because it sounded like an interesting game and we wanted to know more about it. It is a game that is fun, easy to learn, and an be played with a group of people.

List the countries where it is played and its origin.

The game was from England, popular in taverns during Tudor times. It was played on narrow tables as long as 30 feet. Today many people in England and British Columbia still play Shove Ha’ Penny. Shove Ha’ Penny was originally played on flat surfaces with inscribed lines but the official board these days is made of slate or hardwood with indented lines.

Describe how your game is played. State the object of the game. Clearly describe the rules.

List the equipment needed.

Make recommendations for what type of athlete would enjoy playing this game. What skills does it demand?


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